One of the fun parts of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo (NTFFR), is choosing which of the many contests to enter. While many of these contests are judged during the event, for the category of B.C. Fair’s Special, Division A, Member’s Choice Award, the winning entry in each category will be taken to the B.C. Fair’s Convention at Sun Peaks in October, where it will be judged by the convention delegates.
The Member’s Choice Award division has three categories: sewing, colour photography and B.C. 4-H educational display.
The sewing category is open to all ages, and this year the item must be a stuffed fabric farm yard animal. The animal may wear clothing, but only if the clothing is also hand-made by the exhibitor. Once the Fair is over, the stuffed animal would make a lovely hand-made toy for your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or even a shower gift for your soon-to-be-expecting friend.
The colour photography category is for youth, ages 17 and under. Again, the theme for the photos is farm yard animals. This is a good time of year to get the kids out taking pictures, as there are lots of young farm critters around. If you don’t live on a farm yourself, contact one of the farms in the area and ask if you can drop by with the kids to take a few pictures, or, if your camera is able to zoom pretty well, stop along the road next to a field of horses or cows and snap away from the road. Then again, if your back door neighbour has chickens, ask if you can take a few pictures of them. There are lots of opportunities in and around Barriere, to take photographs of farm animals.
The B.C. 4-H educational display is open to all B.C. 4-H Club members. For more information on project criteria for this divisison, talk to your local 4-H Club.
To get all of the information and categories relating to this years North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo on Sept. 1, 2 and 3, stop in at the Star/Journal office or local newsstands and pick up a free Fall Fair entry catalogue to get you started.